On this 8th of March, the International Women’s Day, the Fraternity – International Humanitarian Federation (FIHF) congratulates all women for their constant resilience, for their courage to express a more just, equal and inclusive world.

To celebrate this date, we present the video “Life Values: Indigenous Women”, which shows some interviews with indigenous women, immigrants and refugees, cared for in the four shelters under the management of the Humanitarian Fraternity (FIHF) in Roraima.

They are women of different generations and ethnicities: Warao, E’ñepa, Kariña, and what they have in common is the pride of those who carry with them the ancestry of their people, their customs, their cultures, their roots.

“To be indigenous, to be a Warao is what I am most proud of”, says the native Alejandrina, and she emphasizes the importance “of demonstrating, to our brothers and sisters who are ashamed of being Warao,” the strength that their culture has: “we have to show (…) our customs, what we live; we have to pass it on from generation to generation (…).”